• Carolina Fishing

    Catch more Lake Wateree crappie this month with these tips

    Crappie at Lake Wateree will hang around debris or other forms of cover close to the main-river channel on the lower end of the lake.

    Stripers, walleyes on tap

    If you’re getting tired of sitting in your deer stand or bored with football games on television, I think I might have a little something that will make your December more fun. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Fast or slow? Just fool them - Which retrieve is the best to catch late-fall Carolina redfish

    Who’s right?  

    You’ve read the articles, watched fishing shows and videos and fished with guides or other so-called experts, and they give conflicting advice on how to catch redfish. Those who fish with bait know catching reds is pretty straight forward: drop live or dead bait into a likely spot and wait until something eats it. Yes, there are many subtleties to presenting the bait into the right spots, but if the fish are hungry, they will eat.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Harkers Island holiday treasures - December fishing in Cape Lookout’s inshore waters can be fantastic

    Once the weather begins to cool around Thanksgiving, many fishermen clean their gear and winterize their boats for storage until spring. Fishermen who put on a jacket and continue to fish really appreciate this. The shorter lines at launching ramps and reduced competition for preferred spots makes catching a limit of specks and reds much easier.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    A great spot to be in - Anglers flock to Lake Norman for North Carolina’s best spotted bass fishing

    One morning last December, a bass tournament was blasting off out of the McCrary Creek boating ramp, aka Queens Landing, but Carson Orellana of Mooresville, N.C., was perfectly content to let the traffic clear before he backed his Nitro down the ramp and pushed off into Lake Norman.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Code blue! Cold blues! - It’s time for cold blue cats on Santee Cooper lakes

    As the holiday season nears, outdoor lovers gravitate towards an early morning duck hunt or a last-minute sit in their favorite deer stands. But if you’ve got a fishy state of mind, winter is prime time to lock onto a trophy catfish, and there’s no place better than Santee Cooper’s Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Costa’s Boundless collection

    Costa’s Boundless line of rimless sunglasses adds four new styles, West Bay, Seagrove, Gulf Shore and Oyster Bay, to their four existing rimless options, Ballast, Cayan, Galveston and Rockport. Six of the eight rimless sunglasses (excluding Rockport and Cayan) will be available for the first time with a green mirror lens option, as well as gray, copper, and blue mirror, in Costa’s patented color enhancing polarized 580 lenses. These glasses are incredibly lightweight, with a comfortable fit for all-day wear.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Catch more Lake Wateree crappie this month with these tips

    Willis Trapp has been fishing South Carolina’s Lake Wateree for three decades, and while he enjoys the warmth of spring, it’s December that gets him most excited about crappie fishing.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    A rocky time for Little River sheepshead

    The Carolinas are in the middle of the eastern seaboard, where unpredictable weather drives the outdoor scene. Even though the first day of winter arrives Dec. 20, 75-degree days are still common. 

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Lure Review: Stanley’s Poppn’ Toad

    Stanley’s Poppn’ Toad, a hollow body soft-plastic frog with a pronounced cup in the nose, is going places.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm

    Emergency electronics get faster

    When Murphy’s Law suddenly sinks or disables your boat, your Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) is your no-nonsense, last-ditch rescue resource.

    December 31, 1969 at 6:00pm